Yiddish Music

Japanese Choir singing “My Yiddishe Mame”

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My Yiddisha Mame Lyrics Jack Yellen (1892 – 1991), Music Lew Pollack (1895 – 1946) Jack Yellen was born in Poland on July 6, 1892. When he was five years…

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“Oyfn vegh shteit a boym”, lullaby in Yiddish

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On the way stands a tree He stands grown All birds from the tree Went up and flown Three turn to the west, three to the east And the rest…

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Jewish Bucket List: Yiddish Immersion

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The stage was set. The musicians played. The featured performer read Yiddish poems accompanied by klezmer music. The crowd was excited. I was, too. The whole experience gave off the…

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July 24: Abraham Goldfaden, the “father of modern Yiddish theater,” was born in Russia

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Abraham Goldfaden, the “father of modern Yiddish theater,” was born in Russia (today’s Ukraine) on this date in 1840. Goldfaden was a poet in Hebrew and Yiddish, many of whose…

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Yiddish Summer Weimar 2019. The Weimar Republic of Yiddishland July 12 – August 17

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Registration for Yiddish Summer Weimar workshops is open and advance ticket sales have begun! In 2019 we recognize the 100th anniversary of the beginnings of the Weimar Republic. To celebrate…

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Yiddish Music Video Aims to Help the Mentally Ill

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דעם 13טן מײַ איז אין באָראָ־פּאַרק פֿאָרגעקומען אַ טראַגעדיע, וואָס האָט אויפֿגעטרייסלט די אָרטיקע אײַנוווינער און פֿרומע ייִדן אַרום דער וועלט: אַ 23־יאָריקער ייִדישער בחור האָט זיך גענומען דאָס לעבן…

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Cantor Moshe Ganchoff, Pulitzer Prize-Winner Julia Wolfe, A Jazz Schwing, and more

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Cantor Moshe Ganchoff reflects on a life in the cantorate. Interview by Neil W. Levin, Jacob Mendelsohn, Nathan Lam, Alberto Mizrahi, Noah Schall, and Daniel Gildar. Milken Archive oral history…

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Yiddish songs of resistance and resilience from Eastern Europe recently rescued

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The World Premiere of Yiddish Glory: The Lost Songs of World War II in the Soviet Union, produced by Grigory and Olga Antimony for the Russian language channel RTV-i and…

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Zog Nit Keyn Mol – Hymn of the Partisans interpreted by the Jewish Popular Choir “Mordje Guebirtig” of Buenos Aires- Argentina

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An excellent presentation of the Partizaner Himn – Jewish Popular Choir “Mordje Guebirtig” of Buenos Aires- Argentina. “Zog nit keyn mol” (Never Say; Yiddish: זאָג ניט קיין מאָל‎) or “Partizaner lid” (Partisan…

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Daniel Kahn, Psoy Korolenko, Oy Division – The Unternationale in Tel Aviv

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The Unternationale concert in Tel Aviv, Levontin 7 club, 5 Nov 2008. Дэниел Кан, Псой Короленко, Ой Дивижн – Унтернационал в Тель-Авиве, клуб “Левонтин 7” Setlist: 1. 0:41 Instrumental 2.…

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